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Does Not Commute Review

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By Rob Rich on April 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROAD TRIP-UPS
Does Not Commute is a weird, wild, and fun driving puzzle game kind of thing.
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GDC 2015 - Does Not Commute is Definitely a Game You Should Keep an Eye on

Posted by Rob Rich on March 2nd, 2015

We were teased about Mediocre Games' (Smash Hit, Sprinkle Islands) upcoming and untitled project back in January, but now we've got more details to share - along with a name.

Does Not Commute (Ha!) is a mind-bending puzzle of a game that tasks you with guiding various vehicles to specific destinations on each of its initial eight levels. Which, at its core, is simply a matter of tapping the left or right sides of the screen to steer. It gets a lot more complicated than that, though.

Every time you successfully see a car (or boat on later levels) to the exit, you jump back in time and take control of a different vehicle that you'll need to see to a different exit. The catch is that everyone you previously controlled will be following the paths you've set them on at the same time - creating some rather hectic moments as you try to avoid crashing into these new obstacles.

We'll definitely have a review for Does Not Commute when it should be releasing in mid-April, but until then you can check out some of the madcap action in the video below.

Mediocre's Very Non-Mediocre Sprinkle Islands is Currently Free!

Posted by Rob Rich on September 6th, 2013
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WATER YOU WAITING FOR? :: Read Review »

Mediocre's Sprinkle games have been a solid example of well-made water physics puzzlers for quite some time now. And their latest and greatest (at least as far as I'm concerned), Sprinkle Islands, is currently free.

If you're unfamiliar with the series, now is the perfect time to rectify that. And if putting out fires on an alien planet caused by garbage falling from space - using a tiny alien firetruck to douse flames as well as push objects around and fight bosses - doesn't sound awesome, then all hope is lost.

Sprinkle Islands Review

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By Rob Rich on July 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WATER YOU WAITING FOR?
All of that previous dousing of alien fires was just a prelude to this.
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Granny Smith Review

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By Michael Halloran on September 10th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CLASSIC FUN
Granny Smith take players on an adventure with a not-so-average granny as she pursues a thief that has stolen her precious apples.
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Granny Smith Races Onto iOS This August

Posted by Jordan Minor on June 22nd, 2012

After making a splash with their last game Sprinkle, Mediocre Games has announced that their follow-up project is going in a slightly more old-fashioned direction. Get ready to steal back some apples in the most extreme way possible when Granny Smith arrives on the App Store this August.

When a thief on wheels starts raiding Granny’s apple garden, she decides to take matters into her own hands and catch him. Using her trusty speed skates, Granny will race, jump, glide, swing, zip, and smash her way to justice. This racing platformer will feature 36 “hand crafted levels” of fast-paced action spread across three different environments from barnyards to cityscapes.

Crashing also seems to play a big part in the game and if the trailer is to be believed, Granny knows how to crash in style. It makes sense though considering how important physics were in Sprinkle’s puzzles.

Granny’s mission starts this August on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches everywhere.

[image credit: droidgamers.com ]

Sprinkle Junior Review

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By Rob Rich on December 2nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A LITTLE SHALLOW
Sprinkle Junior is a hyper-accessible follow-up to Mediocre's supremely awesome water physics firefighting title. This could be good or bad, depending on who's playing it.
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Sprinkle is Bursting With New Content and Special Rewards

Posted by Rob Rich on October 12th, 2011
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Remember Sprinkle? That super-awesome water physics puzzle game about aliens defending their homes from meteoric garbage? Well it's just been topped-off with more content.

Mediocre Games has just released an update with 14 new levels. That's probably about 3 lifetimes worth of gameplay, assuming one plans to aim for the maximum rating in each one. Seriously, getting the highest rating for the later stages in this game is hard.

But the real reason I wanted to talk about this has to do with Sprinkle's "controversial" in-app purchase option to unlock later worlds. Essentially it wasn't necessary, as metalcasket mentioned in our review's comments. The feature has since been removed, but Mediocre has been gracious enough to offer up 6 new levels (in addition to the previously mentioned 14) to these early in-app purchasers. How cool is that?

Sprinkle is still just $0.99, and now features 36 levels (42 for the in-app folks). And there's no time like the present to strap on that adorable little extra terrestrial firefighter's helmet.

Sprinkle: Water Splashing Fire Fighting Fun! Review

By Rob Rich on August 25th, 2011
Sprinkle makes fighting fire with physics (and water, of course) a heck of a lot of fun.
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